Lebanon

The legacy of the Lebanese civil war (1975-1989), three consecutive wars in 1993, 1996 and 2006, the ongoing crisis in Syria and the dramatic situation of the Syrian refugees continue to shape the political discourse as well as day-to-day life at community level in Lebanon. The forumZFD has been working in the country since 2009. Seven peace experts develop projects in the area of dealing with the past and capacity building. The forumZFD also facilitates the dialogue between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees, thus supporting their integration and reducing the likelihood of violent outbreaks of conflict.